I talked about my recent investment* in Encantos on TWiStartups (episode 892), but I want to dive a little deeper into the digital media and consumer products opportunity and why I invested in a media company for kids.
These are the slides from my keynote at Kellogg’s PEVC conference in Chicago. The audience was Kellogg MBA students as well as investors from both the PE and VC world. They wanted me to talk a bit about my career path and how I became a VC. I always struggle with this because I […]
We’re one part [venture] capitalists, one part social warriors. – Paul Ark, Siam Commercial Bank of Thailand – GOAP Africa I just spent two weeks in Africa with 22 ‘Geeks’ (now amazing friends) representing financial services/fintech, social impact investing, government, and venture capital during 500 Startups’ first Geeks on a Plane to sub-Saharan Africa. We […]
The next wave of tech innovation will be driven by the activity of black and Latino consumers online. Shifting demographics are making black and Latino¹ consumers one of fastest growing and most lucrative markets in the United States. By the year 2044, people of color will become the the majority in the US, making up […]
This post originally appeared on Medium. white el·e·phant noun a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of. This weekend, I was at a 3-day event for Project Entrepreneur — an initiative from UBS and the founders of Rent the Runway to find, fund, and support women […]